Turkeython 2020

About Turkeython 2020

Does your family or organization want to donate to or volunteer for a charity this holiday season, but you don't know where to start?  Thanksgiving is when we typically reflect on what we are thankful for and how we can give back to others.  As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, this year it is more important than ever to help where you can.  There are many ways you can dedicate both your time and money to individuals in need this holiday season, whether in-person, virtually, or by phone.  

As you know, Bill Otto’s Oldies Attic Turkeython has been raising money for families in all of Indiana County for over 30 years.  Through this annual Turkeython event, Bill recommends distribution of funds for meals, food boxes/or certificates for food and other essential items to local organizations to enable individuals and families in need to celebrate the holidays.  The holidays are when most families are trying to provide food, gifts, and a joyous time for their families and children.  Often times, there is also the ongoing struggle with trying to provide for your family, and pay monthly bills.  Donations such as yours are distributed to organizations like the Salvation Army of Indiana County, Homeless Veterans, Chevy Chase Community Center, Blairsville and Homer City Food Pantries and many others.  

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED THIS TURKEYTHON:

  • Make a pledge, you can call Bill Otto’s Oldies Attic at 724-479-1160, 724-349-WCCS or 724-465-4700 on November 21st, 9:00am to 12:00pm.
  • Visit one of our collections sites listed below.
  • Donate directly through this site.  
  • Start a virtual fundraising page.  Want a safe, socially distanced way to help this year?  Become an advocate and champion for our cause and help us raise more funds so that we can touch more lives in the community during this holiday season.  Just click on the Register button to create your personalized fundraising page.  It's quick and easy, just follow the sign up process.  Invite others to donate through social media or email.  Be sure to tag the United Way and let us know that you are participating in #turkeython to help make your #communitystrong.  You can monitor and track your fundraising goal progress and also upload offline cash/check donations.  Get your totals in by November 21st so that we can recognize you for your donations and support live on the air with Bill Otto.  Sign up today!

    Your contribution is a way of not only feeding those those who face food insecurity, but also to show kindness and support to those who are feeling the pain of poverty and misfortune.  Won't you please help make it possible for this annual charitable tradition to continue?  The United Way relies on generous donations from caring people like you to provide this important service to the residents of our community. Thank you for being an example of what it means to be #communitystrong.

    Date

    Starts at:  October 13, 2020 11:00 PM
    Ends at:  November 21, 2020 11:00 PM

    Location

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    Contact

    United Way of Indiana County
    724.463.0277
    uwindianacounty@gmail.com

    Support our Turkeython

    Every donation made through the Turkeython will go towards purchasing turkeys, food, toiletries, clothing, and other essential items for veterans and families in need throughout Indiana County, as well as supporting our general fund.  We also supply turkeys to local organizations so that they can provide a hot cooked holiday meal for those in need.  It is our goal that no one go through the holiday season feeling that they are unable to have a meal or their basic needs met.  Your money stays here in our community to help our neighbors who need it the most.

    The following organizations benefit from Turkeython:

    • ​Salvation Army
    • Chevy Chase Community Center
    • Homer City Food Pantry
    • Blairsville Presbyterian Deacons Food Pantry
    • Homeless Veterans
    • Washington Township Creekside Ernest Boro Food Bank

    Thank you for committing to improving the health, education, & financial stability of our Indiana neighbors and friends throughout these sometimes difficult times.

    Collection Sites

    You can visit any of the following locations during the times listed to drop off your donation.

    Indiana - November 21st - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    • ​Giant Eagle
    • Valeskis - BiLo
    • Downtown Indiana on Philadelphia Street 

    Marion Center 

    • ​Marion Center Bank - November 21st - 9:00am to 1:00pm
    • Martin's in Home, PA - November 14th and 21st - 9:00am to 1:00pm

    Homer City - November 21st - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    • ​Ideal Market

    Clymer - November 21st - 11:00am to 2:00pm

    • First National Bank 
    • Tate's Grocery Store

    Your Turkeython Donation May Qualify you for a Chance to Win!

    Your donation may qualify you to receive a ticket for our campaign raffle.  Contributors who donate at least $50 per year to the UWIC prior to the campaign close will receive a ticket for entry into the Tier 1 level raffle.  All contributors who donate at least $208 per year, will receive a ticket for Grand Prize, Tier 1 and Tier 2 level raffles.  Winners will be drawn on February 18, 2021.  For a list of official rules and regulations, please visit www.uwindianacounty.org/campaignraffle.

    Small Games of Chance #20191114  |  Special Raffle Permit # 20203009

    GRAND PRIZE
    • Trip Package Valued at $2,500 - Donated by Colonial Motor Mart, Colonial Toyota and Mark Arbuckle Nissan
    TIER ONE
    • ​6 Month Family Membership to the YMCA - Donated by YMCA of Indiana   
    • Lucy Rae Gift Baskeet
    • Yeti Tumbler Basket
    • $100 Amazon Gift Card
    ​TIER TWO
    • ​Gas Grill - Donated by Romeo's Pizzeria and Mediterranean Kitchen
    • 50" Screen TV - Donated by Reliant Holdings, Inc.
    • Overnight Package at 7 Springs - Donated by 7 Springs



    Thank you to our Turkeython Sponsors

    The generous contributions of our sponsors help strengthen our community and the people that live and work here.  Their investment improves the lives of individuals and families in Indiana County.  We thank you for your ongoing support.  In addition to our campaign sponsors featured below, we would like to extend gratitude to the following...

    • Bill Otto's Oldies Attic with a special thank you to Renda Broadcasting 
    • Giant Eagle
    • Martin's
    • Aldi's
    • Ideal Market
    • Valeski's BiLo
    • Tate's Supermarket
    • Walmart in Indiana and Blairsville
    • Quota Club